I just upgraded my system. My old motherboard had sound on board and provided enough amplification to drive my passive speakers to whatever voume I wanted. I want to continue to use those speakers. My new motherboard seems to require amplified speakers because I can barely hear anything. Is it possible to buy something that just amplifies the output? Short of that, what is a card that provides decent quality (don't need anything special) output that will drive my passive (unamplified) speakers? Thanks.
No current computer consumer audio solutions include on board amplifiers and they are all meant to be used with powered speakers or low impedance headphones from radio shack or best buy. They output the very minimum power signal to run those devices with decent quality. Much the same as a sony discman.
The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the empires state building, along came goblin, wiped the spider out<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by williamc on 09/24/02 03:15 PM.</EM></FONT></P>